Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House amended (10/09/1985)

(Measure passed House, amended, roll call #352 (259-162))

Federal Equitable Pay Practices Act of 1985 - Establishes the Commission on Equitable Pay Practices to determine: (1) whether the Government's position-classification system and prevailing rate system are designed and administered in accordance with the general policy that sex, race, and ethnicity should not be among factors considered in determining pay rates; and (2) whether the appointment and promotion practices under such systems are consistent with provisions of law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, race, or national origin.

Requires the Commission to conduct, by contract with a consultant selected under this Act, a study under which job-content analysis and economic analysis shall be applied to a representative sample of occupations in which: (1) either sex is numerically predominant; (2) any race is disproportionately represented; or (3) any ethnic group is disproportionately represented. Requires such consultant to perform a separate study on appointment and promotion practices.

Directs the Commission to report to the Congress and the President not later than 18 months after the Commission's date of establishment. Requires the Commission to include in its report a determination as to the extent of any differential in rates of basic pay between or among occupations not accounted for by the application of job-content or economic analyses.

Declares the consultant's study to be of an advisory nature.

Makes sums appropriated to the Office of Personnel Management for general operating expenses available to carry out this Act.